Caught in the crossfire: Aussie reality stars in Daesh attack during filming in Syria

Published July 18th, 2015 - 10:30 GMT

One of the stars of controversial Australian documentary Go Back To Where You Came From has revealed how she was shot at by ISIS (Daesh) while she was taken to the Syrian front line during filming.

The three-part series aims to provoke national debate about how the public responds to asylum seekers, by sending Australians overseas to the countries from which refugees are fleeing.

During the filming of the show, three of the six Australian stars travelled to Syria for the documentary but found themselves in the middle of a war zone.
 
One of the stars of controversial documentary Go Back To Where You Came From has revealed how she was shot at by ISIS while she and other participants of the show were in Syria to film the show.

One of the stars of controversial documentary Go Back To Where You Came From has revealed how she was shot at by ISIS while she and other participants of the show were in Syria to film the show

One of the stars of controversial documentary Go Back To Where You Came From has revealed how she was shot at by ISIS while she and other participants of the show were in Syria to film the show

The three-part series, which will air on SBS, aims to provoke national debate about how Australia responds to refugees and asylum seekers

The three-part series, which will air on SBS, aims to provoke national debate about how Australia responds to refugees and asylum seekers

During the filming of the show, three of the six Australian stars travelled to Syria for the documentary but found themselves in the middle of a war zone

During the filming of the show, three of the six Australian stars travelled to Syria for the documentary but found themselves in the middle of a war zone

The three-part series, which will air on SBS, aims to provoke national debate about how Australia responds to refugees and asylum seekers.
 
During the filming of the show, three of the six Australian stars travelled to Syria for the documentary but found themselves in the middle of a war zone

Nicole, a detention centre whistle blower, Kim, a Stop the Boats Facebook campaigner, and Andrew, a tough talking school teacher, witnessed first hand why would-be asylum seekers want out of countries like Syria. The trio, along with their film crew, were forced to run for cover as they tried to avoid a gunfire exchange between soldiers and ISIS militants.

'We had to move because they were shooting at us,' she told News.com.au.

'It wasn't until days later I actually realised, there are people being killed here and we were there actively engaging in war, with ISIS, we could have been killed.'

Kim further told Fairfax Media that she and the two others where within 800metres from the front line.

According to SBS, the trio were being guided by Kurdish militants who were guarding a Syrian village from ISIS insurgents.

This year the documentary will be shown over three consecutive nights, starting on July 28, following six people as they retrace the steps of those who seek asylum in Australia.

The series, which last aired in 2012, aims to provoke national debate about how Australia responds to refugees and asylum seekers
Nicole, a detention centre whistle blower, spoke before a Senate hearing about conditions for refugees at Manus and Nauru.

She was working with the Salvation Army at at Nauru Detention Centre to help detainees who she thought were being treated appallingly.

The 25-year-old now campaigns for the dismantling of the off-shore processing system.

Go Back To Where You Came From, which last aired in 2012, will be shown over three consecutive nights this year, starting on July 28. It will follow the six people as they retrace the steps of those who seek asylum in Australia.
 
By Sally Lee


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